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If You're Feeling Ill

Emergency Signs

If you have experienced one or more of the following symptoms in the last 24 hours, call 911 so you can be evaluated at a local emergency room:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone
Other Symptoms

According to the CDC, "People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported –- ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness." Students with symptoms should contact the Student Health Center online or at 757-221-4386, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday; or see the after-hours and weekend contact section below. Employees should contact their medical provider or urgent care center.

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
If You've Been Diagnosed with COVID-19
  • Living off campus? Visit the Off-Campus Isolation Guide.
  • The CDC calls for any COVID-19-positive person to isolate for at least five days. Visit the CDC's Isolation and Exposure Calculator for more information.
  • Residential students should complete their five-day isolation at home or off campus, if feasible. W&M does not provide dedicated quarantine or isolation housing. 
  • In extenuating circumstances, residential students who are unable to return home must isolate in their room for the five days, attending class remotely if possible and if they feel well enough to do so. Otherwise, they should partner with professors to arrange being out sick for the duration of the isolation period. Visit Academic Resources & Support
  • Students in isolation must continue to wear a mask at all times in shared spaces to the extent they are able, including shared bathrooms and residence hall rooms.
  • Isolating students may leave their rooms to pick up to-go items from dining halls or campus retail dining locations, to pick up prescriptions or obtain medical care. They should wear a mask, practice social distancing and limit outings as much as possible.
After-Hours Resources for Students and Employees

Students who need care and suspect COVID-19 after hours, please refer to the following contacts. These are also useful to faculty and staff members, who should contact their healthcare providers if they are feeling sick or suspect COVID-19. 

Emergency: 911

For ambulance transport to the local hospital emergency room. The emergency dispatcher will need your name, location of and nature of the emergency, phone number you are calling from.

Healthiest You Telehealth 

Available to all students. Students enrolled in the UHC Student Resources Insurance Plan can access this resource for free.  All others have access to Healthiest You Telehealth for a fee (be sure to check with your insurance company to determine if there is a similar resource available for free).

Riverside Doctor's Hospital

1500 Commonwealth Ave., Williamsburg (4 miles from campus)

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center

100 Sentara Cir., Williamsburg (8.24 miles from campus)

M.D. Express

120 Monticello Ave., Williamsburg (1 mile from campus)
Open daily 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Velocity Urgent Care

4374 New Town Ave., Williamsburg (2 miles from campus)
Open daily 8 a.m.-8 p.m.